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Published June 28, 2013, 04:57 PM

Minnesota will be stepping up patrol on the water

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Starting this weekend, the Minnesota DNR and Becker County Sheriff's Department will be stepping up patrol on the water.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Starting this weekend, the Minnesota DNR and Becker County Sheriff's Department will be stepping up patrol on the water.

They'll be out looking for impaired boaters using alcohol and drugs. The crackdown is part of Operation Dry Water... A national weekend for education about boating while intoxicated laws, trying to reduce accidents and fatalities.

Last year in Minnesota, alcohol contributed to 33 percent of deadly boating accidents. So authorities want to make sure people out having fun, know how to do it safely.

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